Idoit40fans wrote:Encouraging Orpik to be aggressive is going to make him bad. Bylsma's system is not bueno for Orpik.
Or Martin. On paper the system should suit him but with zero confidence the guy second guesses every move he makes. His hesitation, particularly when pinching, is a massive problem. Put the two on a line together and they might click and compliment one another - or be a nuclear train wreck!
All the razzle dazzle will be on the Letang-Nisky line, not ideal (nor are the RH-RH/LH-LH/RH-RH pairings) but we know what they are capable of.
I don't think the bottom pairing will be as bad as some expect, don't forget Lovejoy had just returned from injury when he ***t the bed in the playoffs. I would prefer if Bortuzzo carried his AHL form to the NHL and paired with Engo to form a reliable duo (playing within their limitations). Our #5/6/7/8 options aren't bad compared to the rest of the league, but the top 4 have some big question marks.